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CNN’s Don Lemon on Brother’s Keeper Program: Yesterday, Obama ‘Became the Black President’

CNN anchor Don Lemon became visibly emotional on Thursday after President Barack Obama announced an initiative aimed at helping minority youth to graduate from high school and train for careers. On Friday, Lemon expanded on his impressions, telling CNN anchor Carol Costello that Obama “became the black president” in that moment. 

“It sounds like a great program,” Costello remarked. “But, Don, as you well know, it takes more than money and programs to solve racism.”

“Do you think the president will continue to be vocal, to be blunt, since his term is ending?” she asked. “Is this a time to be America’s black president?”

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Dennis Rodman willing to trade places with American held in North Korea

Former basketball star Dennis Rodman said on Friday he was willing to trade places with Kenneth Bae, an American missionary imprisoned in North Korea, the next time he visits his friend, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.

Rodman, in a live interview with CNN from a substance abuse rehabilitation facility in the New York City area, said he felt sympathy for Bae's family.

 

Earlier this month, an agitated, drunken Rodman gave an interview with CNN from North Korea in which he suggested that Bae was responsible for his imprisonment...

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